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For Immediate Release — June 9, 2011 | HQ
: DoDEA Educational Communications Officer | (703) 588-3260
: DoDEA Educational Communications Officer | (703) 588-3265

ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA — June 9, 2011 — Dr. Peggy A. Bullion has been selected as the new Curriculum Chief for the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA).

Until recently, she served as the Deputy Area Superintendent of DoDEA Pacific Schools, headquartered in Okinawa, Japan.

In this position, she will develop and administer curriculum policy, supervise curriculum coordinators in the core curriculum areas of Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies as well as Health and Physical Education, Host Nation Studies, Music, Visual Arts, Foreign Language, Early Childhood Education and Career and Technical studies.

Dr. Bullion earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in English Education from Louisiana State University. She went on to earn her Master of Education in Secondary Education also from Louisiana State University. Dr. Bullion holds a Doctor of Education Degree in Program and Staff Development with a certification in supervision and administration from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn.

Dr. Bullion has held a variety of assignments with DoDEA Schools in the Pacific and Europe. She joined DoDEA in 1985 as a high school teacher in English, journalism, and the humanities at M.C. Perry High School in Iwakuni, Japan. She then went on to become the Staff Development Coordinator and Trainer for DoDEA schools in the Pacific region. In 1995, she went back to the high school classroom as an English teacher at Kubasaki High School in Okinawa, Japan. Following that assignment, she went to the Okinawa District Office as the Staff Development/Equity Liaison.

In 1998 Dr. Bullion transferred to DoDEA schools in Europe as the Principal of Incirlik High School in Incirlik, Turkey. She returned to DoDEA schools in the Pacific in 2001 as the Chief of the Education Division and in August 2009 she was assigned as the Deputy Superintendent of DoDEA's Pacific schools.

Prior to her career with DoDEA schools, Dr. Bullion taught middle school English and Speech in Baton Rouge Louisiana and also worked for the Louisiana Department of Education as a supervisor of curriculum, staff development and English Language Arts.

Dr. Bullion has held a variety of positions with many organizations to include President, Friends of Special Olympics, Kadena Air Base; Past Vice-President, Programs, Phi Delta Kappa, Okinawa Chapter; and Past President, Delta Kappa Gamma. She is also a member of the Association for Supervision and Staff Development and the National Staff Development Council.

DoDEA plans, directs, coordinates, and manages pre-kindergarten through 12th grade education programs for Department of Defense (DoD) dependents who would otherwise not have access to a high-quality, public education. DoDEA schools are located in Europe, the Pacific, the United States, Cuba, Guam and Puerto Rico. DoDEA also provides support and resources to Local Education Activities throughout the U.S. that serve children of military families.